MQM-P threatens to quit federal govt

Gives two-week time to Centre to come to Karachi and resolve long-standing issues

Our Correspondent September 17, 2022


The MQM Pakistan has threatened it will leave the alliance with the federal government against the killing of its missing workers.

Senior leader of the party and former mayor of Karachi, Waseem Akhtar has said, "There remains no reason to be in the government when none of our problems is being solved."

Earlier on Thursday, MQM convener Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui met Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad, in which he categorically told the premier that if the situation remains the same and party's demands are not accepted within a week, the party may leave the government.

Siddiqui informed the prime minister about the bodies of party workers, found recently, there may be a serious reaction by workers and the public.

In the meeting, the MQM convener said that PM Shahbaz should come to Karachi in a week or send Federal Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah to clarify the situation.

Finding dead bodies of the workers is a big question mark and a cause of concern for us. It should be investigated immediately.

The PM said that he is seriously looking into the matter and will review the situation after coming to Karachi.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2022.


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